Acute Respiratory Illness: Popular Health Culture and Mother's Knowledge in the Philippines

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Abstract

Acute respiratory infection (ARI) is one of the chief causes of morbidity and mortality in the third world. This ethnographic study of ARI in the Philippines draws attention to local knowledge, sign recognition, perceptions of severity, and cultural factors influencing health care seeking. The mix of research methods used to generate data on these issues is discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)353-375
Number of pages23
JournalMedical anthropology
Volume15
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1993

Keywords

  • ARI
  • Philippines
  • medical anthropology

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health(social science)
  • Anthropology

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